In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, the new 3D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It’s a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
If your family loves fun, adventure movies this is a movie for you to see! I really enjoyed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. It is a great movie for the whole family.
There were many things that I liked about this movie. I really liked the cast a lot. I am a big fan of Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson (to me, he will always be ‘The Rock’). All the actors in the movie really appeared to be having so much fun. I would like to add that as many times as I saw the trailer, the ‘pec dance of love’ still made me laugh!
I really liked how they brought different mythologies into the film. They talk about Atlantis and Captain Nemo as they are on the island. I am a book geek and love this little tie-ins.
I was pretty impressed with the 3D in this movie. I am not a huge fan of 3D film but this one was actual fun. They used the 3D effects in a meaningful way. It was not just ‘throw in’ to make it more marketable.
If you have not seen the first movie, do not worry. There is not much of a connection to the first film. You will not be lost or confused.
For a fun family movie night out, go to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. It is a fabulous choice!